Crowdfunding A Novel – Turning A Profit Before You Publish

Regular readers will know that I always stress the importance of a professional package. This means only publishing your best work and having a great cover, neat formatting, proper editing, and an enticing blurb. Some of that stuff you can do on your own, some (usually covers and editing) you have to pay for. And good work doesn’t come cheap. I also try and remind people that we aren’t just competing against other self-publishers, but against the very best books from traditional publishers. When you take this professional approach, it’s important to recoup your costs as quickly as possible. Then every sale after that is pure profit. One of the competitive advantages that publishers have is the ability to take Read More…

Why Writers Will Survive the Impending Zombie Apocalypse – Guest Post by Shéa MacLeod

Shéa MacLeod is an indie author who doesn’t need to be told to spend most of her time writing. She published the first of the Sunwalker Saga urban fantasy series – Kissed By Darkness – in July, and has already released the sequel Kissed By Fire. Not one to rest on her laurels, she is already preparing the final book in the trilogy for release while simultaneously writing two further books. She is taking time out of her frenetic schedule today to tell us all to stop worrying – apparently writers are particularly well equipped to handle the impending zombie apocalypse . *** First off, I want to thank Dave for allowing me to play a small part in his plans for World Read More…

That Was The Month That Was – June Sales Figures

I took a day off yesterday! I did… nothing! It was beautiful, but now it’s back to work. Today, I am going to reveal my slightly disappointing sales figures for June. I will pinpoint some of the factors in the decline. But, I will also explain why I am not too worried, and why I think things will pick up this month. Finally, I have some other numbers which are very pleasing.